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Preston North End 1-1 Leeds United

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill has previously had spells at Hartlepool and Tranmere

Jordan Hugill's last-minute goal ensured Preston and Leeds shared the spoils at the end of their Championship seasons.

Home goalkeeper Chris Kirkland expertly denied Wood's looping header as the visitors started brightly.

With ten minutes remaining, Kirkland clumsily brought down Luke Murphy and Chris Wood happily smashed home the resulting penalty.

Deep into stoppage time Hugill slotted home as the game ended in a draw.

With neither side having anything to play for except pride, this game struggled to ignite with few clear-cut chances being created in a somewhat drab first half.

Despite this, the 18,000 fans in attendance saw the game burst into life in a frantic final 10 minutes as Wood put Leeds ahead before Hugill stole a last-gasp point for the home side.

Preston, who were one of the favourites to go down at the start of the season having come up from League One, performed admirably to finish in 11th place.

This season has been chaotic off the field for Leeds, who finish in 13th position, and it still remains to be seen if manager Steve Evans will be in charge next year.

Preston manager Simon Grayson: "I think we deserved at least a point. We played well, the performance epitomised what we are this season, Leeds didn't really look like scoring.

"We showed that character again to get the late goal. A lot of teams would have accepted that they're going to lose the last game of the season 1-0 but not my players.

"We know our strengths and we know our weaknesses but to finish where we have, above lots of more experienced teams, speaks volumes for the players."

Leeds head coach Steve Evans: "I had tears in my eyes because the supporters were fantastic. I thought I knew my future but I don't. It's just the feeling you get.

"I hope it's not the end, I really hope it's not. But if the decision is made for the benefit of the football club then I will endorse it.

"If they've got (Jose) Mourinho parked in the corner then I'd be the first to applaud him onto the pitch.

"I'm going to go home and wait to see what the president decides. I would've loved to have been in on Monday planning pre-season and maybe that will still happen, but who knows?"



Formation 5-3-2

  • 43Kirkland
  • 2Vermijl
  • 15Woods
  • 23Huntington
  • 6Wright
  • 32Reach
  • 16BrowneSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 11Johnson
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forDoyleat 63'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forHugillat 79'minutes


  • 4Pearson
  • 7Humphrey
  • 13Doyle
  • 19Welsh
  • 25Hugill
  • 37Robinson
  • 40Hudson


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Silvestri
  • 31Coyle
  • 3Bamba
  • 6CooperSubstituted forWoottonat 45'minutes
  • 21Taylor
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 8Murphy
  • 15DallasSubstituted forVieiraat 90+1'minutes
  • 23L Cook
  • 10MowattSubstituted forAntenucciat 67'minutes
  • 9Wood


  • 4Wootton
  • 7Antenucci
  • 11Doukara
  • 20Botaka
  • 27Phillips
  • 37Vieira
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
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Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamLeeds
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 1, Leeds United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Leeds United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Calum Woods.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 1, Leeds United 1. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Stuart Dallas.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Calum Woods (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Robinson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Silvestri.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Reach.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

  18. Post update

    Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Joe Garner.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 0, Leeds United 1. Chris Wood (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

As It Stood

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